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  • Thu, Feb. 4, 7:46 AM
    • Goldman Sachs upgrades Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) to an Outperform rating after having shares locked in at Neutral.
    • Whirlpool boosted operating profit last quarter, despite a challenging F/X background.
    • WHR +1.58% premarket to $137.22.
    | Thu, Feb. 4, 7:46 AM
  • Fri, Jan. 29, 6:19 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports sales rose 4% if the impact of the currency swings is backed out in Q4.
    • North America net sales improved 3.6% to $2.9B (+6% excluding the currency impact).
    • Europe, Middle East and Africa net sales dropped 11.8% to $1.5B (+8% excluding the currency impact).
    • Whirlpool Latin America net sales fell 38.5% to $0.8B (-8% excluding the currency impact).
    • Whirlpool Asia net sales expanded 10.6% to $312M (+15% excluding the currency impact).
    • Gross margin rate increased 90 bps to 18%.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate grew 80 bps to 8.4%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $11.25 to $12;  Adjusted EPS: $14 to $14.75; Free cash flow: $700M to $800M; Capital expenditure: $700M to $750M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2016: North America: +5%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: -10%; Asia: Flat Y/Y.
    | Fri, Jan. 29, 6:19 AM
  • Nov. 5, 2015, 11:09 AM
    • The Department of Justice is pressuring Electrolux (OTCPK:ELUXY) to divest its entire U.S. business, according to Bloomberg.
    • The Swedish company plans to go to court in defense of the effort to buy GE's (GE -0.6%) appliances business. A lawyer for Electrolux says settlement talks with the DOJ have ended.
    • Electrolux ADRs are down 2.5%, while home appliance giant Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) is down 2.2%.
    | Nov. 5, 2015, 11:09 AM | 11 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2015, 12:45 PM
    • Whirlpool (WHR +3.6%) trades higher after Raymond James notes the company's exposure to emerging markets is declining. The shift in sales mix could help margins.
    • Whirlpool's sales increased 25% in Q3 before F/X whacked off a full 16 percentage points.
    • The investment firm has shares of Whirlpool rated at Strong Buy with a $201 price target. Whirlpool hasn't traded over $200 since early last April.
    | Oct. 26, 2015, 12:45 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 23, 2015, 6:25 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports sales rose ~25% if the impact of the currency swings is backed out in Q3.
    • North America net sales were flat Y/Y at $2.8B (+3% excluding the currency impact).
    • Europe, Middle East and Africa net sales increased 85% to $1.5B (+127% excluding the currency impact).
    • Whirlpool Latin America net sales declined 27.3% to $0.8B (-7% excluding the currency impact).
    • Whirlpool Asia net sales grew 120% to $346M (+127% excluding the currency impact).
    • Gross margin rate improved 50 bps to 17.6%.
    • Operating margin rate decreased 70 bps to 6.2%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $9.75 to $10.25;  Adjusted EPS: $12 to $12.50; Free cash flow: ~$600M to $700M; Capital expenditure: ~$700M to $750M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2015: North America: ~5%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: ~-20%; Asia: ~-2%.
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 6:25 AM
  • Oct. 23, 2015, 6:02 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR): Q3 EPS of $3.45 beats by $0.16.
    • Revenue of $5.28B (+9.5% Y/Y) misses by $130M.
    • Shares +1.71% PM.
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 6:02 AM
  • Jul. 22, 2015, 6:42 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports sales rose 25% if the impact of the currency swings is backed out in Q2.
    • North American business saw a sales increase of 1.0% to $2.7B after excluding the currency impact.
    • Europe, Middle East and Africa business sales grew 79% to $1.3B (+127% excluding the currency impact).
    • Whirlpool Latin America revenue fell 18.2% to $0.9B.
    • Whirlpool Asia revenue +81% to $381M.
    • Gross margin rate increased 57 bps to 17.38%.
    • Operating profit margin decreased 30 bps to 6.8%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $9.50 to $10.50;  Adjusted EPS: $12.00 to $13.00; Free cash flow: ~$700M; Capital expenditure: ~$750M to $800M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2015: North America: ~4%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: ~-15%; Asia: Flat.
    | Jul. 22, 2015, 6:42 AM
  • Apr. 28, 2015, 9:12 AM
    | Apr. 28, 2015, 9:12 AM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 28, 2015, 7:20 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports its North American business saw a sales increase of 2.0% to $2.3B after excluding the currency impact.
    • Sales were up 85.71% to $1.3B for the Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
    • Whirlpool Latin America revenue fell 25% to $0.9B.
    • Whirlpool Asia revenue +127.71% to $378M.
    • Gross margin rate increased 30 bps to 17.60%.
    • Operating profit margin decreased 36 bps to 6.56%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $9.00 to $10.00;  Adjusted EPS: $12.00 to $13.00; Free cash flow: ~$700M; Capital expenditure: ~$750M to $800M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2015: North America: ~4%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: -10% to -12%; Asia: +1% to +3%.
    • WHR -3.96% premarket.
    • Q1 results
    | Apr. 28, 2015, 7:20 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 8, 2015, 11:00 AM
    • Shares of Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) are down 1.8% after rival Electrolux (OTC:ELUXF, OTCPK:ELUXY) warns on results in North America.
    • The Swedish appliance seller expects to post a loss in Q1 due in part to costs tied to energy regulations.
    • "Electrolux operations continue to be negatively impacted by the transition of the product ranges within refrigeration and freezers," reads the company's statement.
    • Electrolux will release full Q1 results on April 24.
    • Shares of Electrolux ADRs have fallen 7.7%.
    • Electrolux update on North American operations
    | Apr. 8, 2015, 11:00 AM
  • Feb. 4, 2015, 6:46 AM
    • Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) reports its North American business saw a sales increase of 4.0% to $2.8B in Q4.
    • Sales were up 112.50% to $1.7B for the Europe, Middle East and Africa business.
    • Whirlpool Latin America revenue fell 7.14% to $1.3B, up 1.0% ex-currency and tax credit adjustments.
    • Whirlpool Asia revenue +59.32% to $282M.
    • Operating profit increased 20 bps to 7.60%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Diluted EPS: $10.75 to $11.75;  Adjusted EPS: $14.00 to $15.00; Free cash flow: $700M to $800M; Capital expenditure: $800M to $850M.
    • Unit shipment growth in FY2015: North America: ~4% to 6%; EMEA: Flat to +2%; Latin America: flat to -3%; Asia: +1% to +3%.
    • WHR +1.96% premarket.
    | Feb. 4, 2015, 6:46 AM
  • Jul. 23, 2014, 11:39 AM
    • Anyone buying the knee-jerk 6% dive in Whirlpool (WHR +0.2%) following a big earnings miss and guidance cut is smiling as the stock turns green amid optimistic comments from management on the conference call, with CEO Jeff Fettig saying industry demand levels are set to accelerate in H2.
    • Previously: Whirlpool tumbles after big miss and reduced guidance
    | Jul. 23, 2014, 11:39 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 23, 2014, 8:18 AM
    • Citing the costs associated with pending acquisitions in China and Europe, Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) cuts full-year EPS guidance to $10.30-$10.80 from $11.05-$11.55.
    • As for Q2 results, North America sales of $2.7B rose about 4%, excluding currency impacts, with operating margin of 10.6%, up from 10.1%.
    • Europe, Middle East, and Africa ales of $746M rose about 3% ex-currency.
    • Latin America sales of $1.1B declined about 4% ex-currency.
    • Asia sales of $211M fell about 9% ex-currency.
    • Shares -5.7% premarket
    • Previously: Whirlpool misses by $0.29, misses on revenue
    | Jul. 23, 2014, 8:18 AM
  • Nov. 14, 2013, 12:48 PM
    • Whirlpool (WHR +4.2%) is one of the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 as Janet Yellen's testimony in front of the Senate Banking Committee includes encouraging signs the company might continue to benefit from lower mortgage rates.
    • Shares of Whirlpool are up 48% YTD and are threatening to etch out a new all-time high.
    | Nov. 14, 2013, 12:48 PM
  • Oct. 14, 2013, 10:34 AM
    • Whirlpool (WHR -6.5%) shares are down sharply on heavy volume after Cleveland Research issues a note that appliance demand has softened in Sept. (shipments are seen up 5%-7% YoY vs. Aug.'s 15%).
    • Cleveland, which has a neutral rating on WHR, thinks Whirlpool will still hit Q3 EPS numbers despite weakening trends.
    | Oct. 14, 2013, 10:34 AM | 5 Comments
  • Oct. 14, 2013, 10:00 AM
    • Shares of Whirlpool (WHR -7%) fall hard on heavy volume.
    • Investors seem unnerved by the increasing pace of reports coming in indicating U.S. consumers plan to hold back on buying items for their households.
    • Whirlpool has also been susceptible to bouts of momentum trading swings in the past.
    | Oct. 14, 2013, 10:00 AM | 3 Comments
Company Description
Whirlpool Corp is a manufacturer and marketer of home appliances. It produces and sells washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, microwave ovens, ranges, air purifiers, and other typical household appliances.
Industry: Appliances
Country: United States